Baudelaire – Stanmore Pineapple Naturals (Microlot)
BEAN: Arabica |
ROAST: Espresso Roast |
TASTING NOTES: Lychee, Kiwi, Strawberry Jam
TASTING NOTES: Lychee, Kiwi, Strawberry Jam
- Producers: MSP Coffee
- Region: Yercaud, Shevaroys
- Type: 100% Arabica
- Roast Profile: Espresso Roast
- Altitude: 1220 – 1370 MASL
- Process: Pineapple Fermented Naturals
- Varieties: SL795, SL9
- Flavor Notes: Lychee, Kiwi, Strawberry Jam
“You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.
But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.”
We’re adding coffee to that list with our specially curated lot of Pineapple Fermented Naturals from Stanmore Estate of MSP Plantations dedicated to the romance poet extraordinaire – Charles Pierre Baudelaire. He induced a sense of exoticism, ephemerality and sublimity into the simple, real experiences of everyday life. Baudelaire is an espresso roast driven by the objective of delivering a sweet and fruity punch elegantly revealing itself through a jammy texture and a scrumptious lychee note. Careful examination will bring hints of strawberry and kiwi to your attention. Mr. Baudelaire – the first modernist – crafted literary works that captured the changing nature of beauty in an urban metropolis. This lot of coffee is also a fierce project in modernism – a multi-layered and complex process of growth, harvest, processing and roasting through which we try to capture the changing nature of beauty in coffee and particularly the universe of espresso.
So be drunk, friend. You have to be always drunk. But on what? Wine, poetry, virtue or coffee, as you wish. But be drunk!
Process: Whole ripe cherries are handpicked and sorted after which they are triple rinsed to remove all impurities. These cherries are then fermented with single farm, single varietal hill pineapples which allow for consistent fermentation. Fermentation is allowed until the target pH readings are achieved. The brix of pineapples is measured and kept constant to ensure repeatability. Following fermentation, the produce is dried on raised tables under partial shade for a period of 18 to 24 days.
₹555.00 – ₹1,055.00
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We begin our business relationship with you by understanding your goals and expectations and the vision you have for your business. Whether you are a seasoned veteran in the industry or an experimenting entrepreneur with an interest in coffee, we focus our efforts on first exploring what you would like to achieve so we can streamline your ideas into an integrated vision that helps us understand the best way to generate value for your business.
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Our portfolio is expansive, and we continue to add new coffees every year. The flavor profiles of our coffees are as diverse as the regions from which we source them. The typical coffee drinker is one who can differentiate between the slightest of subtleties and it is key for businesses to heed to the ever-evolving demands of the consumer’s palette. We will identify the best coffees in our portfolio that match the flavor profiles you are interested in so we can offer your customers a delightful product.
We have promised ourselves to be as constraint-averse as possible. So, even if your needs go beyond roasted beans/roast & ground coffee into the realm of drip bags, dip bags, nutrition mixes, etc., we will find the ideal coffees that fit with these customizations. The objective is not to impose our ideas on our clients but to design solutions to execute their ideas.
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The customization of your products will be spread across three dimensions – roasting, grinding and marketing support. This will ensure that they are differentiated and well-positioned in the market. We employ an artisanal approach to roasting which combines scientific information with artistic ability to bring the best out of the beans we source.
We first collect information from our partner farms/processors about the growing and processing techniques used to produce the beans we source. We then study the physical characteristics of the bean such as moisture, color, shape and density. Before sourcing each lot, we run a series of experiments in our lab to understand how various roasting patterns create different interactions of heat with the beans to produce different flavor profiles. Once we identify a profile that yields extraordinary results, our decision to source the coffee is finalized. This in-depth understanding of each of the lots that we source enables us to provide our clients with highly customized products – whether the coffees are single estate, single origin or blends.
In addition to customized roasting, we offer customized grinding solutions to clients who do not possess grinding equipment. We also provide our clients with product stories, packaging design ideas and any other related information that can assist them with marketing. All our partners are given access to complete traceability information and documentation when applicable to the products they source.
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Coffee is an annual crop and due to the high demand for specialty coffee, most roasters complete their sourcing activities for the year 2 – 3 months after the harvest period. Due to this reason, specialized lots of coffee are available only in limited quantities. But to ensure that you never run out of coffee, we can design tailored supply plans for each of your products to meet demand throughout the year.
Whether you require small, specialized batches of 5kg a month or have a much larger commercial requirement, we can plan ahead to ensure your coffees always reach you on time and your customers are never left wanting.
Coffee Beans for Roasters
Our sister firm deals with an annual export of 10,000 – 15,000 metric tons of coffee in a year. This expansive trading network has given us the ability to source a large variety of high-quality coffees from all growing regions in India and around the world. We extend this sourcing network to roasters of all sizes and maintain very small minimum order quantities to ensure our clients are given the opportunity to experiment roasting with different coffees. As your sourcing partner, we will enable you to source volumes that are aligned with your expected demand. Our access to numerous coffee markets combined with our small MOQs will let you experiment with your product mix and switch between products whenever you deem necessary.